The Winners of Zurich Film Festival – ZFF 2019

 The Winners of Zurich Film Festival - ZFF 2019

The Winners of Zurich Film Festival

– ZFF 2019

 The Winners of Zurich Film Festival - ZFF 2019

The winners were announced and the Golden Eye Awards were presented at the 15th Zurich Film Festival in Zurich. The ceremony took place on the penultimate day of the Festival at the Opera House in Zurich.

 Golden Eye Awards for The Winners of Zurich Film Festival - ZFF 2019Oliver Stone at Zff Awards 2019

Oliver Stone

The Golden Eye Awards Were Presented For The Following Films

Winner International Feature Film

Sound of Metal by Darius Marder, US

Winner Top International Documentary FilmWinner:

Collective by Alexander Nanau, Romania

Winner Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria Category:

Systemsprenger by Nora Fingscheidt, Germany

See trailer of Systemsprenger below:

The Golden Eye prize also includes CHF 25,000 for both the International categories and CHF 20,000 for the Focus category.

Swiss films

Swiss director Niklaus Hilber won a newly introduced award for Best Science Film went for Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser which is about preserving forests, biodiversity and respecting human rights. See trailer below:

Winner Audience Award:

A Swiss documentary film, Volunteer, by Anna Thommen and Lorenz Nufer, about Swiss people helping refugees, won the Audience Award.

Cate Blanch at Zurich Film Festival ZFF Awards 2019

Cate Blanchett was present at the ceremony and was awarded the Golden Icon Award inside Zurich Opera House.

Cate Blanch at Zurich Film Festival ZFF Awards 2019

During the Festival Cate Blanchett presented her latest film “Where’d you go, Bernadette” and was praised by Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri for being “one of the most versatile actors in the film business”.

Cate Blanch at Zurich Film Festival ZFF Awards 2019

 It was also a bittersweet day for the Co-Founders of the Zurich Film Festival, Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, for whom ZFF 2019 is their last Zurich Film Festival. After 15 years making the festival the exciting event it is today, they are stepping down from their roles.

Nadja Schildknecht & Karl Spoerri ZFF 2019

Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri

However, they left on a high note as it was reported that the 15th Zurich Film Festival has attracted 117,000 visitors –  11% more than the previous year.

For more information please visit the Zurich Film Festival website by clicking here.

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